In Mexico city showed the shield of the last Emperor of the Aztecs
It was made from the skin of an ocelot.
Ancient Aztec shield that belonged to the last Aztec Emperor, Montezuma II, was put on display in the Mexican National Museum of history.
Luxury shield decorated with feathers and gold, was made from the skins of the ocelot is a major American predatory cat. This graceful ceremonial weapons used during the festivities, and not for protection in battle.
In the world, only four have survived such shield.
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Montezuma II was crowned in 1507 as the Emperor of the world. He stood at the head of the Triple Alliance, which in addition to the Aztec of Mexico city (Tenochtitlan) was part of the city of acolhua Texcoco and the tepanec city of Tlacopan.
With the arrival in Tenochtitlan the Spaniards he was taken prisoner by hernán cortés. The Emperor has issued a call to submit to the Spaniards, and was killed by rebellious tribesmen in 1520.
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